vil·​leg·​gia·​tu·​ra | \ və̇ˌlejəˈtu̇rə \
variants: or less commonly villegiature \ və̇ˌlāzhəˈtu̇(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of villeggiatura

1 : residence in the country for a holiday : a country holiday go into villeggiatura at the farm— W. J. Locke
2 : a place that is suitable for a holiday from the city : rural or suburban retreat

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History and Etymology for villeggiatura

villeggiatura from Italian, from villeggiato (past participle of villeggiare to reside in a country villa, from villa) + -ura -ure; villegiature from French villégiature, from Italian villeggiatura

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“Villeggiatura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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